Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Navsop A ‘Could Be’ Successor Of GPS

NAVSOP has been developed by UK defense firm BAE SYSTEMS with a view of complementing rather than replacing the GPS technology. But the way it would work endorses that it will be a better piece of positioning system that might lower the value of GPS for the western world in the forthcoming time.
This new positioning system would work by getting Wi-Fi, Radio and TV broadcast signals from surroundings instead of relying upon satellite signals only that get weaken by the time they hit on planet earth. It has also been said that, the use of radio technology particularly medium waves would enable NAVSOP to work at places where even GPS fails. BAE SYSTEMS also claims that NAVSOP could also work in remote locations of planet earth by picking up signals from satellites in earth’s lower orbit. Hence, it would be an amalgamation of satellite signal and radio wave concepts but it will heavily rely upon medium wave radio frequencies to work effectively and that is what would enhance its scope. Moreover, it is also said that no additional infrastructure is required to use this new system because it already exists.
The prototype of NAVSOP is a big box like piece of hardware which has been placed at the back of BAE’s car which has a radio antenna at the roof. The makers also said that once the system is out in the market it would be as tiny as a GPS dongle – slight bigger than a coin – However, BAE SYSTEM’s does not consider this new technology a rival of GPS rather they take it as a technology which would compliment the existing system as said by BAE’s Dr. Ramsey Faragher to BBC “Let’s be clear – for NAVSOP to start learning, you have to have a GPS signal, to know where you are on the face of the Earth”.  Whatever they say it cannot be denied that NAVSOP could be revolutionary, once out in the market, may be even more than the GPS.

Install Nitrux OS Icon Theme From PPA On Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

We have previously seen the manual installation of the Nitrux OS icon theme under Ubuntu. To make the installation of this icon theme easier, I have uploaded it to a custom PPA. The theme is compatible with both Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 (Unity & Gnome Shell) and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Nitrux OS is available in three versions, you can enable them as described below. Here is a screenshot of the theme under Ubuntu Unity:

Nitrux OS Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nitruxos

You can enable the three versions of NitruxOS using Gnome Tweak Tool, or run simply one of these commands:

Version 1

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'NITRUX'

Version 2

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'NITRUX-BTN'

Version 3

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'NITRUX-W'

Credits for Nitrux OS go here.


SecureCRT 7.0 Officially Released

Maureen Jett, a product Director from VanDyke Software, has announced that SecureCRT 7.0 is now available for Linux, for both Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

SecureCRT 7.0 provides terminal emulation for computing professionals, raising productivity with advanced session management and a host of ways to save time and streamline repetitive tasks.

Highlights of SecureCRT 7.0:

· Automatically start the TFTP server when a session connects, then use TFTP to deploy firmware upgrades on network equipment;
· Connect dialog performance has been improved;
· "Skip" button has been implemented; skip authentication methods such as PublicKey or GSSAPI that might not be supported;
· Button hover text: has been added;
· Mappable functions have been implemeted; Map "Always on Top" to a key and map items on the "Tools" menu to either a button or key.

 Download SecureCRT 7.0

Fedora 18 Will Have 256-Color Terminal Support

The Fedora Project developers approved yesterday, July 9th, in a FESCo meeting the 256-color terminal support for their upcoming Fedora 18 operating system.

OK, so what does 256-color terminal support mean, right? Well, it enables terminal programs to use the enhanced color capabilities of modern terminals, by default. At the moment, terminals use a color palette of 8 colors. More details can be found in this article.

Among other features approved for Fedora 18 in yesterday's meeting, we can mention improved CIM management, PowerPC ppc64p7 subarch support for RPM and YUM, Rails 3.2, Fontconfig 2.10, and Perl 5.16.

Dubbed Spherical Cow, the Fedora 18 Linux distribution will see the light of day sometime in November 2012. We will keep you up to date with other upcoming features of the Fedora 18 operating system.

Download Apache Tomcat 7.0.29

Apache Tomcat, Apache Tomcat Servlet/JSP container.

Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. The Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages specifications are developed by Sun under the Java Community Process.
Apache Tomcat is developed in an open and participatory environment and released under the Apache Software License. Apache Tomcat is intended to be a collaboration of the best-of-breed developers from around the world.
Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.

Download Apache Tomcat 7.0.29

Apache Tomcat 7.0.29

BetterLinux to debut at HostingCon 2012

Better Linux, Inc., a Linux software development company that improves Linux for hosting providers, Linux dedicated server hosting, data centers, SaaS, and cloud environments, has announced its debut appearance at HostingCon in Boston, Massachusetts on July 17-18th, 2012. HostingCon is a trade show for the web-hosting industry. BetterLinux, which runs on an ever-growing list of Linux distributions with full support, gives system administrators unprecedented, dynamic, user-level control over total system resources, including CPU, memory, I/O bandwidth, and IP bandwidth.

A linux dedicated server
 Limiting system resources at the level of individual users and processes allows BetterLinux to dramatically raise server efficiency, density, stability, and profitability. Its added ability to intelligently redirect unused dedicated resources to eliminate waste is the first of its kind and brings a level of efficiency found nowhere else. “Everybody knows we’ve been working on this for a long time. I’m a perfectionist, so it had to be right. I think it’s going to be great. Try it. It’s free until 2013,” says Matt Heaton, CEO of Better Linux, Inc., and former CEO of Bluehost.com

Complete story on virtual-strategy.com

Remove Linux Mint custom search in Chromium

The web browsers in the software repository of Linux Mint are usually set to use some custom search engines. For example,  Yahoo search and DuckDuckGo are used as the default search engines in Firefox, the preinstalled web browser of Linux Mint 13. ( learn how to change the default search engines of Firefox in Linux Mint 13)

If you install the Chromium browser in Linux Mint, you will find it uses the Linux Mint custom search for Google. If you dont like this custom search in Chromium, here is how to change it:

Open Chromium and click on the wrench icon on the top right corner, on the drop down menu, click on "Settings":

Remove Linux Mint custom search in Chromium

In the settings page, scroll to the Search category and click on the drop down box to select the default search engine. The first (default) one is the Linux Mint custom search of Google. To use the normal google search engine, you should pick the second option:

Change Linux Mint custom search in Chromium

You can also select Yahoo or Bing in the drop down menu if you want.

In case you want to use another search engine, like DuckDuckGo, click on the "Manage Search Engines" button on the right and you will be presented to the Search Engines Settings page. In this page, go to the Other Search Engine part and add DuckDuckGo to it. It should look like this:

Edit Linux Mint custom search in Chromium

The url to paste into the url box is:

After that, hit enter and you will have a new line for DuckDuckGo in the other search engines section. Hover the mouse over that line and you will see the "make default" button, click on it and Chromium will use DuckDuckGo as the search engine.

To install Chromium in Linux Mint, you can search for it in the Software Center or run the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Download and Install XWLPM – Official Android 4.0.4 Update for Galaxy S2

Just a few days after the first Android 4.0.4 firmware leaked for the Galaxy S2, Samsung has officially released the Android 4.0.4 update for the device, for Russia, and should soon be releasing it to other regions. But for those not wanting to wait for the official update to arrive for their device or simply want to manually flash the update can do so by following the guide below. Android 4.0.4 brings improvements in stability and performance(specially in scrolling smoothness), so it’s quite an important update for the still powerful device.
This update is for Russia but can be flashed on any Galaxy S2 out there, as long as it’s the international I9100 variant. Read on to find out how you can flash it on your Galaxy S2 to update to Android 4.0.4.
This firmware and the guide below are compatible only and only with Galaxy S2, model number I9100. It’s not compatible with the I9100G or any other device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone.
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

CentOS 6.3

Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 6.3, the latest version of the enterprise-class Linux distribution derived from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3: "The CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.3 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.3 is based on the upstream release EL 6.3 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with. There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions of CentOS and we highly recommend reading this announcement along with the Release Notes. There is also a minimal install CD that will get you a very small base install that you can add to." Read the release announcement and release notes for further information. Download the installation DVD images from mirrors: CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso (3,541MB, SHA256, torrent), CentOS-6.3-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso (4,091MB, SHA256, torrent).